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Office-Appropriate Manicure Shades

I have a job interview this morning so I changed my manicure shade from China Glaze’s Grape Juice from their Summer Days collection that I been wearing all weekend to something more neutral.

It’s important to know how to appropriately dress for any event, and on these occasions you want to have all the attention focused on you and your skills in your interview versus how savvy you are on the latest nail trends.  Although that doesn’t mean you can’t wear the latest that’s in season.


Today I’m wearing Golden Sand from CHANEL’s Côte d’Azur Summer collection, a peachy gold metallic that looks almost like light copper piping or cookware.  I like the shade although the formula was thick and hard to apply evenly on my nails.  It’s a nice color for work manicures, bold but doesn’t scream for attention.

If you’re looking for some good polish options for office, here are some others that I’ve recently featured:


Essie Eternal Optimist – in case you missed it, I recommended this nude for interviews or a work basic too!


Color Club Front Row Diva – this shade is totally en pointe when you want to capture one of the season’s hottest trends, the white pearl look.

I heart Vampy Varnish, she’s got lots of great reviews and I found some more office-friendly shades you might like – Orly Prepster and OPI Sand in My Suit from their Spring 2009 South Beach collection.

What are your favorite neutral polishes to wear in more conservative environments?

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